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Fictional Worlds

Takashi Yagisawa

in Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199576890
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722301 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576890.003.0011
Fictional Worlds

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It is argued that fictional worlds and individuals are impossible worlds and individuals. Proposals on fiction by Kripke and van Inwagen are discussed critically. Imagined-seen fictional worlds are argued to be impossible worlds.

Keywords: fiction; imagined seen; impossible; Kripke; van Inwagen

Chapter.  13654 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics ; Philosophy

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